5th Biennial Field Conference

of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Mid-Continent Section (AAPG-MCS)
October 14-16 (Friday to Sunday), 2022

The Registration Deadline is Postponed to September 23, 2022

 


About the Conference

The Department of Geosciences and Petroleum and Geological Engineering of Missouri University of Science and Technology is hosting the 5th Biennial Field Conference of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Mid-Continent Section (AAPG-MCS) on October 14–16, 2022. The conference is designed for professional geologists in the industry and government agencies and students and faculty in academia. This is an opportunity to gain continuing education credits through participation in the 2-day field studies in southeast Missouri.

The theme of the conference is “The Paleozoic Seas of the Ozark Dome – Depositional Environments, Sequence Stratigraphy, and Potential Reservoirs for Natural Resources.

AAPG is a major non-profit international professional society of more than 40,000 petroleum geologists in industry and academia in more than 100 countries.

We are grateful for the sponsorship from the following individuals, companies, and organizations:

  • Michael (Mike) Party of Beryl Oil and Gas L.P. ($10,000)
  • Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology ($1,500)
  • Energetic Materials, Rock Characterization, and Geomechanics Research Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology ($500)

Contact for Dr. Wan Yang at yangwa@mst.edu for information on sponsorship. Your support for the conference is appreciated.


Schedule of Events

The conference will start from 10:00 AM on Friday, October 14 and continue through 3 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Parking – Participants will be staying at any hotel of their choice and driving themselves to Parking Lot M on campus on Saturday and Sunday. Metered parking is plenty on campus and streets for Friday activities in Havener Center on campus. Weekend parking is free on campus. Specific instructions will be posted on the website and e-mailed to registered participants in a later date.

 

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Friday, October 14, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, at Hasselmann Alumni House, Missouri S&T

  • Registration at Hasselmann Alumni House (map) (10 AM - 7 PM)
  • Student poster presentation and competition, and informal job and university interviews (10 AM to 7 PM)
  • Oral presentations and keynote speakers (1-5 PM).
  • Guided tours of department home at McNutt Hall by student organizations and faculty members, real-time seismological observatory, and mineral collections and displays (at selected intervals between 10 AM to 5 PM).
  • Ice breaker and guest speakers (to be announced; 5-7 PM).
Hasselmann Alumni House wide crop

Saturday, October 15, Field Day 1, from 7:30 AM to 5 PM  

  • Bus loading at Parking Lot M next to McNutt Hall on Missouri S&T Campus at 7 AM, and departing at 7:30 AM. Bus returning to a restaurant in Rolla at 7 PM.
  • ACTIVITIES: Field stops in Johnson’s Shut-In State Park to trace upstream the great dam failure of the Upper Taum Sauk Reservoir in December 2005, which left a trail of dramatic sedimentary and morphological records and stories, including the exposed lower Paleozoic stratigraphy and modern sedimentology formed by the floods.
  • Alternative stops, if time allows, include 1) Elephant Rock State Park to observe the basement granite and 2) the nonconformity and lower Cambrian Lamott Sandstone and Bonneterre Formation along Highway 72 near Acadia, Missouri.
  • Box lunch. Conference dinner to be arranged.
  • 7–9 PM – Group BBQ dinner in Rolla.
Stratigraphic surfaces and units of crystalline basement and Cambrian sedimentary cover along roadcut of HWY 72, Oak Grove, Missouri
Stratigraphic surfaces and units of crystalline basement and Cambrian sedimentary cover along roadcut of HWY 72, Oak Grove, Missouri.
Stratigraphic surfaces and units of basal Cambrian fluvial/alluvial to marine siliciclastic deposits along roadcut of HWY 72, Oak Grove, Missouri.
Stratigraphic surfaces and units of basal Cambrian fluvial/alluvial to marine siliciclastic deposits along roadcut of HWY 72, Oak Grove, Missouri.
Basal Cambrian alluvial clast- and matrix-supported cobble-boulder conglomerate along roadcut of HWY 72, Oak Grove, Missouri.
Basal Cambrian alluvial clast- and matrix-supported cobble-boulder conglomerate along roadcut of HWY 72, Oak Grove, Missouri.
Elephant-size boulders of granites in Elephant State Park, Missouri, which are the source rocks for basal Cambrian siliciclastic rocks.
Elephant-size boulders of granites in Elephant State Park, Missouri, which are the source rocks for basal Cambrian siliciclastic rocks.
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park and scour trail.
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park and scour trail.

Sunday, October 16, Field Day 2, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

  • Bus loading at Parking Lot M next to McNutt Hall on Missouri S&T Campus at 8 AM, and departing at 8:30 AM. Bus returning to parking lot at 3 PM.
  • ACTIVITIES: Field stops include Ordovician Jefferson City Dolomite and ancient sink holes along HWY 63 6 miles north of Rolla, and Gasconade Dolomite and Rubidoux Sandstone along the frontage road of I-44 in Rolla, to observe the boundary between the formations, peritidal carbonate cycles, and sedimentary structures and stratal geometry of beach-shoreface quartz arenite.
  • Box lunch.
Sedimentary fills in a sinkhole/cave in Ordovician Jefferson City Dolomite along a roadcut of HWY 63, 6 miles north of Rolla Missouri.
Sedimentary fills in a sinkhole/cave in Ordovician Jefferson City Dolomite along a roadcut of HWY 63, 6 miles north of Rolla Missouri.
Ordovician peri-tidal Gasconade Dolomite transitions upward into beach-shoreface Rubidoux Sandstone along the roadcut of Old Wire Outer Road in Rolla, Missouri.
Ordovician peri-tidal Gasconade Dolomite transitions upward into beach-shoreface Rubidoux Sandstone along the roadcut of Old Wire Outer Road in Rolla, Missouri.

Registration

Registration deadline: 5 PM, September 9, 2022. Conference registration is limited, sign up early!

All full registrations (professional, student and spouse/guest) admit the holder to the Friday symposium, posters, reception and keynote speakers and Saturday dinner with presentation. Professional and student registrants will also participate in the field trip and receive a field guide. The cost for all categories of late registration increase by $50 to $100 after September 10.

Pick up your badges and tickets to optional events at the registration desk in Hasselmann Alumni House.

Come prepared for outdoor activities. We will be walking on unpaved trails. The weather is generally beautiful, but also unpredictable. Dress for the elements. Bring layers and rain gear. Safety first in the field. Eye protection, backpack, safety vest and a hard hat are recommended. Drinking water will be provided.

Everyone must sign a liability waiver! No open-toed footwear!

 

Registration Fees
 

Professional $325
Faculty $100
Student $50
Spouse/guest $75
Friday symposium and ice breaker only $50
Saturday night group dinner only $40
Vendor/exhibitor personnel $145
Exhibit space $300

 

All fees must be paid at the time of registration. If registering a guest or your spouse, please provide the individual’s name for their badges. Professionals may not register as spouses or guests. Changes to your registration must be made in writing by e-mail to Dr. Wan Yang at yangwa@mst.edu.

 

Cancellation Policy

A fee of $75 will be charged for all cancellations made by September 15. No REFUNDS will be issued after September 15.

 

Methods of Payment


PayPal
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  • You’ll be asked whether your PayPal online payment is for “Friends and Family” or “Goods and Services.” Please select “Friends and Family” because the conference and AAPG midcontinent section are non-profit.
Personal Check
  • Make the order to Wan Yang
  • Mail the check to:

    Wan Yang
    Geology and Geophysics Program
    Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Rolla, MO 65409

Accommodations

Rolla has many national and local hotels. They are moderately priced and in a short distance from the university. Some of them are:


Activities for Spouses and Guests

Rolla is a small historical and university town along Route 66 and has quite a few places to enjoy in the city and neighboring towns. Expand the attractions below for more details.

Encompassing 1.5 million acres of beautiful public land in 29 counties in Missouri, Mark Twain National Forest maintains a healthy, working forest and restores Missouri's natural communities.

Mark Twain National Forest has a wide range of popular recreation opportunities. The forest has over 750 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and motorized use. Sections of the Ozark Trail wind through the forest. More than 350 miles of perennial streams, suitable for floating canoeing and kayaking, meander through its canopied expanses. Our campgrounds offer visitors a variety of forest experiences, including semi-primitive and wilderness camping for solitude.

Visit site

kayaker in Mark Twain National Forest

Missouri S&T's Stonehenge is a half-scale, partial reconstruction of the ancient original by professors Joseph Senne (civil engineering) and David Summers (mining engineering).

Cut from 160 tons of granite using S&T’s waterjet technology, the monument was named one of the National Society of Professional Engineers’ 10 Outstanding Engineering Achievements for 1984. S&T Stonehenge was dedicated, appropriately, during the Summer Solstice, June 20, 1984, during an event that featured John Bevan, white-robed Druid of the Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain.

Stonehenge at Missouri S&T

The Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology illustrates the geologic history of Missouri through an ongoing collection of rock, mineral and fossil displays. The museum sells Missouri geologic and topographic maps, along with a variety of technical and general-interest maps, publications, books and rock and mineral sets.

Visit site

exhibit in Ed Clark Museum

 

Maramec Spring Park is one of the most beautiful spots to be found in Missouri. The Park contains the fifth largest spring in the state. An average of 100 million gallons of water flows from the Spring daily. Maramec Spring Park contains 1,860 acres of forest and fields. The 200 acre public use area of the Park provides many amenities and activities for visitors such as a cafe, store, camping, wildlife viewing, fish feeding, picnicking, shelters, playgrounds and fishing.

Visit site

Maramec Spring nature photo

Located within the Rolla city limits, Audubon Trails Nature Center encompasses 70 acres of diverse habitats just waiting for you to explore. Come walk the 3 miles of earthen trails through our Remnant Prairie, Riparian Zone, Open Woodlands, Savanna, Pine Forest and Glade. A handicap accessible concrete trail is a gentle distance from the parking lot.

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Bridges built by Ozark Rivers Audubon

The Bray Area was donated to the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1995 by Mrs. Marguerite Bray in memory of her husband William “Bill” Bray and their two sons.  The purpose of the donation was to give the local community an area for nature education and recreation.

The 132 acre area consists of upland forest, an early successional field, a spring fed stream and pond, and a seasonal stream.  The forest contains primarily a mix of oaks and hickory, limestone glades and cliffs and sandstone glades.

A diversity of plants and animal habitats offer many educational opportunities for all ages.

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Bray Conservation Area sign

The Little Prairie Conservation Area contains the 40 acre remnant Heilbrunn prairie located along the SE corner of the area, and a 3 mile hiking trail that winds through woodlands, restored grasslands, and pollinator plantings. The area has signs to highlight management practices being used to improve habitat for native plant and animal species.

The main attraction of this conservation area is the 97-acre Towell Lake. There are several recreational opportunities here including fishing from the courtesy dock, lakeshore, or from your boat, hunting, and hiking. There are many ongoing aquatic and terrestrial management practices occurring on the area, and any disturbance is only temporary.

Visit site

Little Prairie Conservation Area sign


Contact

Dr. Wan Yang, Room 141, McNutt Hall, Geology and Geophysics Program, Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409.

E-mail: yangwa@mst.edu. Phone: 573-341-6234 (office), 573-202-9237 (cell).